We believe God is calling us to reach the lost, hurting, and broken outside the walls of the traditional church setting to bring hope to seemingly hopeless situations, to shine the Light of the World into the darkness in our community, to disciple others into a deep and growing relationship with God, and to reach the city of Tucson, Arizona and beyond with the power and love of Jesus Christ.
The 2019 Barna study that reports Tucson among the top 10 “post-Christian” cities in the US (post-christian-cities-2019). Tucson has a population of over 1 million yet sees less than 10% of the population attending any kind of church. This is interesting because on a 5 mile stretch of road close to our house there are 9 different churches. Regardless of the availability of churches, Tucson ranks number 8 on Baran’s list of most unchurched cities in America!
As we’ve prayed into these things, we’ve become more and more burdened for this community and the younger generation. According to a recent news article, the suicide rate among teens (12–17 years) has jumped 67% and referrals to mental health care are growing (with-teen-suicide-on-the-rise). God has asked if we would be willing to GO to whomever, whenever, wherever He leads (especially to young people), and our response is a resounding YES! As we have shared with friends and family, God has already begun stirring hearts to help us, which has been affirming and faith-building.
Our goal is to create a team of partners and intercessors who will walk with us on this grand adventure with God. So, we’re extending this invitation to you. Would you be willing to come alongside us in prayer? Would you be willing to sew financially into this adventure? If so, please let us know how the Holy Spirit is leading you. Thank you for praying into this!